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V8812

Beaufighter

Issued to RAF, then assigned to 417NFS, 50FG via return lend/lease. Lost on return flight to Scorton base after air firing exercise, when the fuel tanks ran dry, due to fuel system mis-management. 1 x WIA, 2 x KIA.

Service

Units

  • 12th Air Force

    12th Air Force


    The 12th Air Force was established in the USA during the Second World War to provide the Army Air Force component of Operation Torch (the invasion of French North Africa) in 1942. The Air Force initially moved to England for training before...

  • 50th Fighter Group

    50th Fighter Group

    Group
    Before the build-up to D-Day, the group were based in the United States as part of the Fighter School Command and the Army Air Forces School of Applied Tactics. In spring 1944 though, like so many other fighter and bomb groups, the 50th Fighter Group...

  • 417th Night Fighter Squadron

    417th Night Fighter Squadron

    Squadron
    The 417th Night Fighter Squadron was activated 20 February 1943. After organisation and training at Kissimmee Air Base near Orlando, Florida, the 417th departed for oversees duty on 5 May 1943 on the Queen Elizabeth, arriving in Scotland six days...

People

  • Walter Dyer

    Military | Corporal | Mechanic | 50th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 417NFS, 50FG, 12AF USAAF. Killed in crash of Bristol Beaufighter V8812, at Westerdale, Yorkshire 22-Jun-43. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH

  • Frank McLain

    Military | Flight Officer | Pilot | 50th Fighter Group
    Assigned to 417NFS, 50FG, 12AF USAAF. Killed in crash of Bristol Beaufighter V8812, at Westerdale, Yorkshire 22-Jun-43. Killed in Action (KIA) Awards: PH

Events

Event Location Date
Crashed Westerdale, Yorkshire 22 June 1943

Lost on return flight to Scorton base after air firing exercise, when the fuel tanks ran dry, due to fuel system mis-management. 1 x WIA, 2 x KIA.

Revisions

Date Contributor Update
26 November 2019 19:10:30 Al_Skiff Changes to unit associations
Sources

http://www.417th-nightfighters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Chapters-5...
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/43/v8812.html

Date Contributor Update
24 November 2019 14:34:10 Al_Skiff Created entry with serial number, aircraft type, production block number, manufacturer, description, events, unit associations and person associations
Sources

http://www.417th-nightfighters.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/Chapters-5...
http://www.yorkshire-aircraft.co.uk/aircraft/planes/43/v8812.html

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